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Man struck, killed by vehicle after bailing from stolen car, police say

Police released the man's name on Monday.

ST. LOUIS — A man died after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 70 while running across the highway trying to evade officers, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police said the incident happened just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday when a St. Louis police officer was patrolling in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood and saw an orange Ford Escape driving north on Union Boulevard. 

Police said the officer had known of an orange Ford Escape that had been stolen during a carjacking on Nov. 15. The officer did a U-turn to catch up with the Escape and get its license plate number, and a search of the plate number revealed it was the stolen Escape.

The officer initiated a pursuit of the vehicle with his lights and sirens on, St. Louis police said. At that time, another officer was called to assist the first officer.

Police said the Escape fled north on Union Boulevard onto eastbound Interstate 70 where it exited at Carrie Avenue and was involved in a crash with another vehicle. 

Two 18-year-old men exited the Ford Escape and fled on foot down an embankment and across Interstate 70, according to St. Louis police.

Both police officers then exited their vehicles and ran after the suspects. 

One of the suspects made his way across Interstate 70 onto North Broadway where he was taken into custody by the second police officer after being tased, police said. 

The other suspect was struck by a Nissan Sentra traveling east on I-70. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

Monday, he was identified as 18-year-old Martine Shadwick.

Police said the victims in the related accident on Interstate 70 caused by the Esacpe were treated at the scene. 

Police said a gun was recovered from the stolen Ford Escape.

St. Louis police's Accident Reconstruction and Force Investigation Units are investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will update information as it is confirmed. 

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